The books are published by Aviation Supplies and Academics. ASA has a group of excellent editors and graphic artists who have patiently and skillfully helped me with all of the latest editions (Student 10th, Instrument 7th and Flight Instructor 5th, Basic Aerobatic Manual, 2nd and Advanced Pilot's, 8th).
Books may be purchased at ASA2FLY or from any number of other outlets Search for the books online by individual title or using "William K.Kershner".
Bill Kershner (William C. Kershner) Sewanee, Tennessee
-The newest book on the block is The Advanced Pilot's Flight Manual, 8th Edition (just coming out in January 2015). It's been updated and had the original graphics improved by the skilled people at ASA. Like the other editions that have come out since William K. Kershner's death, this one will also be available as an eBook (soon).
-The examiner on my instrument rating check-ride (long ago) had me do a spin under the hood. Whether this was because he knew that Dad had given me early instrument training in N7557L or because I’d been foolish enough to mention having done spins “solely by reference to instruments”. That flying experience pales, though, when compared to the American Airlines pilot who told me he soloed 5 (five) different airplanes on his 16th birthday, ranging from a Piper Cub to a Beech Baron (6 passenger, high-performance twin). Quite a birthday!